Humanities and Black History Month

Romare Bearden, Patchwork Quilt, 1970. Museum of Modern Art.

During Black History Month 2011, we pay tribute to the achievements of African Americans in every aspect of our society. Here is a selection of programs supported by the North Carolina Humanities Council of special interest this month. Some famous African American North Carolinians who have offered outstanding, often ground-breaking achievements to North Carolina and the nation include

  • Eliza Bryant.
  • Charles Chesnutt.
  • Benjamin Chavis.
  • Bessie Banks.
  • Romare Bearden.
  • Roberta Flack.
  • Julius L. Chambers.
  • Hiram Revels.
  • John Chavis.
  • Ben Vereen.
  • Maya Angelou.
  • 9th Wonder.
  • John Coltrane.
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops.
  • Blind Boy Fuller.
  • Thelonious Monk. 
  • John Hope Franklin.